World: Winner Gustav Heinemann

EVEN as the Soviets and East Germans sought to stop the West Germans from holding the presidential election in West Berlin, the West Germans selected the man whom the Communists wanted perhaps least to see as the Federal Republic's new chief of state. The reason: the President-elect's record on German reunification and antimilitarism is so impeccable that East German propagandists are likely to find themselves at a rare total loss for nasty words.

Gustav Heinemann, 69, has regularly taken such a liberal stand on many issues that West German conservatives find him distinctly alarming....

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